Sugar Exemptions 1922-1923

This series consists of a register kept by the Agriculture and Stock Department of Certificates of Exemptions granted (or refused) to Aliens under the Sugar Cultivation Act of 1913.

Under the Act it was unlawful for aliens who had not passed a dictation test to cultivate sugar cane, but regulations allowed for exemptions in certain circumstances. Agricultural and Stock Department, and certificates of exemption then issued.

Applications for exemption were made to the local Clerk of Petty Sessions and forwarded to the Agricultural and Stock Department, and certificates of exemption then issued.

Details entered in this register varied but generally included: certificate number (1 - 335), name, address (locality), Country (of origin), kind of certificate (exemption), registration number (correspondence annual running number). There are two refusals listed. Countries of origin included China (mostly), India, Malaya, South Sea, or Pacific Islands.

NOTE: Terms found in the records reflect the period in which they were created. As such, some words and descriptions may be culturally insensitive.

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